Project Life, 2015 | Week Eleven + lots of DIY card tips.
And welcome to week eleven of our Project Life album for 2015. It was a fab week of firsts including Henry’s first cross country experience at school and me holding a python. Ugh. The things we do for our babes… I used a lot of DIY cards in our week eleven and I’m happy and excited to share these really simple, cheap and fun ideas with you.
DIY CARD IDEA #1 | That paint splattered 3×4 card is trimmed from one of my ‘art experiments’. I’m right into using what you have around you and this is a perfect example of that. I cut out two 3×4 and put one on the left page and one on the right page so that everything ties in nicely. Such a simple, yet effective thing to do. The 3×4 isn’t even on cardstock. Just plain old photocopy paper. Try it! Splatter any colour under the rainbow and then join a few of the paint splatters. It’s really fun.
DIY CARD IDEA #2 | Print off a photo that has texture like this photo I took of our path just as it began raining on our Friday. I grabbed my black Artline felt time pen and copied the meaning of Petrichor which I found on Pinterest. Again, super simple, super easy and super effective.
I love stamping and journaling directly onto my photos.
DIY CARD IDEA #3 | Each week I offer up one of my brush script pieces for free here on my blog. You can see all 12 of my brush script offering here. This week was ‘I am grateful…’. Ask yourself the question ‘What are you grateful for?’ and reflect on all the wonderful things that are happening in your life right here, right now. Being grateful is a healthy exercise. Acknowledge the things that you are grateful for, no matter how everyday they are. It’s worth noting, worth documenting, worth recording because it’s your life. And your life is important.
I simply printed out my brush script onto a 4×6 piece of glossy photo paper and, with my black Artline felt tip pen 0.4 I filled in the blanks.
The latest Kellie Stamps sets were perfect for our week eleven. The ‘I love your guts’ stamp is great. And could mean two things here – ‘I love your guts’ meaning I love you so, so much OR ‘I love your guts’ meaning I love how brave you are. That ‘ugh’ stamp that I chose to use was exactly how I felt holding that awful, yet beautiful thing. Ugh. No other word for it really.
I am really enjoying the two subscriptions that I begun this year (those being the Project Life kits from Studio Calico and the new Messy Box from A Beautiful Mess) as rewards for using and reducing my stash but I still love to create my own cards and continue to creatively use what I have lying around here. It inspires me.